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Elizabeth Marie Collar, DVM, PhD, DACVS-LA

Assistant Professor | Large Animal
Overview

Liz Collar, DVM, PhD, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Large Animal), Assistant Professor of Equine Surgery. Dr. Collar, a native of Wisconsin, grew up riding hunter/jumpers, working with dressage horses, spending time on the draft horse circuit, cross training western performance horses, and working at the racetrack. She graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and then completed a surgical internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Kentucky. She then worked at the UC Davis J.D. Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory. Dr. Collar completed a three-year residency in large animal surgery at Oregon State University as well as a PhD in Comparative Health Sciences. Her primary research interests include musculoskeletal injuries in race and performance horses. Dr. Collar loves all aspects of equine surgery, but has a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery.

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).
CEM 510 - Graduate Research Participation
1 - 6 credit hours

Advanced research techniques while conducting individual biomedical research projects under supervision of faculty.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Comment(s): Open to all graduate students.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Dhar, Madhu S | Rajeev, Sree | Whitlock, Brian Keith

CEM 515 - Current Topics in Comparative and Experimental Medicine
1 - 6 credit hours

Specialized experience in comparative and experimental medicine.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Rouse, Barry T | Abouelkhair, Mohamed | Souza, Marcy Jan | Sultana, Hameeda | Lear, Andrea Sketch | Mahero, Michael

CEM 618 - Advanced Topics in Medical Science
1 - 3 credit hours

New developments in biological research applicable to clinical medicine.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Comment(s): Primarily for doctoral candidates in comparative and experimental medicine.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Reed Jr, Robert B

VMC 880 - Elective Clinical Rotation I
1 - 4 credit hours

Special rotations in applied clinical education in Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Comparative Medicine and Pathology. Novel experience not associated with required clinical rotations may be arranged.

Grading Restriction(s): Honors or Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Veterinary Medicine Students only.

Other Instructors: Craig, Linden E | Ursini, Tena Louise | Graves, Meggan | Davis, Jeremy Scott | Lear, Andrea Sketch | Cushing, Andrew

VMP 835 - Principles and Practice of Surgery
2 credit hour(s)

Principles of veterinary surgery: aseptic technique, patient and surgeon preparation, control of surgical hemorrhage and infection, and general operating room procedures. Proper methods of tissue handling, surgical instrumentation, and selection of suture materials and suturing patterns. Pathophysiology of surgical and accidental wounds: wound healing and management.
Registration Restriction(s): Veterinary Medicine Students only.

Other Instructors: Tobias, Karen M

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Veterinary Medical Center
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4500
Education and Training
  • DVM, Veterinary Medicine, General, Univ of Minnesota Rochester, 2011

Elizabeth Marie Collar, DVM, PhD, DACVS-LA

Assistant Professor | Large Animal
Picture of Elizabeth Marie Collar, DVM, PhD, DACVS-LA image
Veterinary Medical Center
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4500
Education and Training
  • DVM, Veterinary Medicine, General, Univ of Minnesota Rochester, 2011
Overview

Liz Collar, DVM, PhD, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Large Animal), Assistant Professor of Equine Surgery. Dr. Collar, a native of Wisconsin, grew up riding hunter/jumpers, working with dressage horses, spending time on the draft horse circuit, cross training western performance horses, and working at the racetrack. She graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and then completed a surgical internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Kentucky. She then worked at the UC Davis J.D. Wheat Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory. Dr. Collar completed a three-year residency in large animal surgery at Oregon State University as well as a PhD in Comparative Health Sciences. Her primary research interests include musculoskeletal injuries in race and performance horses. Dr. Collar loves all aspects of equine surgery, but has a particular interest in minimally invasive surgery.

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).
CEM 510 - Graduate Research Participation
1 - 6 credit hours

Advanced research techniques while conducting individual biomedical research projects under supervision of faculty.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Comment(s): Open to all graduate students.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Dhar, Madhu S | Rajeev, Sree | Whitlock, Brian Keith

CEM 515 - Current Topics in Comparative and Experimental Medicine
1 - 6 credit hours

Specialized experience in comparative and experimental medicine.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Rouse, Barry T | Abouelkhair, Mohamed | Souza, Marcy Jan | Sultana, Hameeda | Lear, Andrea Sketch | Mahero, Michael

CEM 618 - Advanced Topics in Medical Science
1 - 3 credit hours

New developments in biological research applicable to clinical medicine.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
Comment(s): Primarily for doctoral candidates in comparative and experimental medicine.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Reed Jr, Robert B

VMC 880 - Elective Clinical Rotation I
1 - 4 credit hours

Special rotations in applied clinical education in Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Comparative Medicine and Pathology. Novel experience not associated with required clinical rotations may be arranged.

Grading Restriction(s): Honors or Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.
Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Veterinary Medicine Students only.

Other Instructors: Craig, Linden E | Ursini, Tena Louise | Graves, Meggan | Davis, Jeremy Scott | Lear, Andrea Sketch | Cushing, Andrew

VMP 835 - Principles and Practice of Surgery
2 credit hour(s)

Principles of veterinary surgery: aseptic technique, patient and surgeon preparation, control of surgical hemorrhage and infection, and general operating room procedures. Proper methods of tissue handling, surgical instrumentation, and selection of suture materials and suturing patterns. Pathophysiology of surgical and accidental wounds: wound healing and management.
Registration Restriction(s): Veterinary Medicine Students only.

Other Instructors: Tobias, Karen M